Post-Degree Elementary and Secondary Certification Program Admission Information

Admission to the Post-Degree Elementary or Secondary Certification program requires the following:

  • The applicant must hold a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution*.
  • The applicant must have earned a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75/4.0 scale in the undergraduate degree. In addition, a minimum 2.75 grade point average in the teaching major and/or minor is required and must be maintained once the student is admitted.
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be provided.  An official transcript is securely sent directly from the institution via their approved means or received in an envelope sealed by the issuing institution, bearing the institutional seal and the official signature of the Registrar or Recorder of Records.

    Notarized copies are NOT official. Academic records provided must show the course work completed and grades or test scores earned.

    Send transcripts or drop off in person to:
    Office of Undergraduate Admissions
    1145 University Center
    4901 Evergreen Road
    Dearborn, MI 48128-2406

If the institution you attended uses a third party transcript service that sends transcripts electronically, please have the transcripts sent to umd-admissions@umich.edu. Online submission of transcripts can only be sent directly from the institution, by a Registrar or similar official of the university. Transcripts sent by the applicant via email will be considered unofficial.

  • The applicant must submit an Online Application.
  • PEC/EP Applicants Only: A copy of your current teaching certificate is required.

*Note: Foreign transcripts must be evaluated on a course-by-course basis by one of the following:

Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
PO Box 514070
Milwaukee WI 53203-3470
414-289-3400

World Education Services – Bowling Green Station
PO Box 5087
New York, MY 10274-5087
212-966-6311

Application Information

To create a new application, please click “Sign up” in our online application portal. Create your login details and follow on-screen instructions. A valid email address is required to create and verify your account.

Your application does not need to be completed all at once, as your login and password will allow you to return at a later date.

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